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to me, or this show or this network about this, but he is going to have to answer for this to his hometown presor somebody. he may not want to, but he is going to have to. this is getting worse by the day. we will keep you posted on what else we find and whether or not we hear from him. now time for the last word with . good wednesday morning. right now on "first look", kathleen sebelius faces intense grilling from congress on the rollout debacle of healthcare.gov. and president obama heads to boston to talk up the program. remember the movie "casablanca"? the leader of nsa intelligence likens the wire tapping controversy to the film. and a wine shortage predicted for our future. only minor injuries from this crash. a woman plans to give
overweight children letters rather than candy for halloween. good morning. i'm mara schiavocampo. obama care will be on the spotlight again today on capitol hill. for the first time the administration issued a direct apology for the problem-plagued healthcare.gov website. tracie potts joins us with the latest. what can we expect today? >> reporter: you can expect pointed questions to kathleen sebelius. we've been looking through this, there are eight pages of prepared testimony where she'll talk about the problems with the website, but critics also want to know it tnoknow did the gove about the problems in advance and can americans even afford this insurance. today kathleen sebelius will tell congress that health care
to the governor has had 20 million hits and 700,000 applications. but from her medicare chief, no word yet on how many have been able to get past the error messages and actually buy insurance. >> we will not have those numbers available until mid to november. >> reporter: opponents remain unconvinced that the faulty website and the insurance it sells are a good deal. >> there is no way to fix this monstrosity. >> it's a public relations nightmare. >> there's not time for any sand to go take place, but the chain saw needs to come out. >> reporter: today president obama heads to massachusetts to highlight how health reform worked there. he's under fire for promising americans can keep their insurance, for millions, plans are being canceled because they don't meet minimum standards. >> now they're being told they can't. that's a lie. >> didn't say anything was wrong. >> reporter: the white house is tweaking that promise. >> if you wanted it and it was available, you could. >> reporter: so far 2 million people have received
cancellations. and there actually could be as many as 12 million more who get those cancellation letters within the next year. >> we'll keep an eye on that. thanks. turning now to nsa spying. it looks like the spy games admittedly run deep on both sides. james clapper says the u.s. spying on friendly for leaders is common, has been going on for years, and that our allies spy on us in return. >> it's invaluable to us to know where countries are coming from, what their policies are, how that would impact us across a whole range of issues. >> clapper suggested the outrage and surprise expressed by allies in recent days is either naive or disingenuous. >> some of this reminds me a lot of the classic movie casablanca. my god, there is gambling going on here. same kind of thing. >> the capitol hill grilling follows overseas reports on nsa
spying in france, germany and spain. but nsa director keith alexander calls those reports false. they defended the data sweeping program as lawful and aimed at foreign terrorists and successful in saving lives. but a german member of the european parliament tells nbc news that confidence is destroyed. today a german delegation is expected at the white house to meet with clapper and other security officials. now to a breaking story overnight. a domestic dispute this south carolina ends in an apparent murder-suicide with six people shot dead including two children. greenwood police say a man called 911 tuesday night telling operators he was feeling edgy and wanted to harm himself. a neighbor reported hearing a gunshot. she said children from a nearby home were fleeing to hers. four children were released before the shootings. >> this is a situation that just takes your heart. it's sad. it's horrific.
you have to feel -- your heart has to go out to every one of the family members involved. >> police treated the incident as a hostage situation, but when the s.w.a.t. team entered the home, it was already too late. a massive dust storm leads to a deadly pileup on an arizona highway. at least three people are dead following multiple crashes on the dust covered stretch of interstate 10. several others suffered injuries when low visibility and human error set off a chain reaction of collisions. approximately six tractor trailers smashed into over a dozen vehicles leaving some survivors trapped in a heap of mangled metal and glass. emergency crews air lifted the severely injured to area hospitals. and now let's get the latest in sports from richard lui. >> good wednesday to you. we have to talk about opening night for the nba. before the tipoff, the miami heat getting their rings for last year's second straight championship. in the game, derrick rose finally back in action. he scores the bulls first basket
of the season. later lebron james on a fast break goes left on a scoop of his own to score there. and then in the fourth, james slamming the door with a jump shot. the heat looking good, 107-95 in that opener. a giant 15 foot statue for a guy achbt basketball. larry bird. it was revealed at pacer stadium before the game. may have helped them win. orlando oladipo driving, but indiana beat the magic 97-87. big wave surfer almost drowned in waves off portugal as high as 70 feet. she had to be rescued on a jet ski ski and later resuscitated. she concurred an estimated 100 foot wave, many calling it the largest ever ridden. >> quite a week. >> very well done. now to a world series. cardinals spending six hours on
the tarmac because of plane mechanical problems. >> i thought that just happened to us mere mortals. >> that's a lot of tobacco chewing. red sox were already in boston tuesday morning. tonight's game six tickets averaging a price of a record more than $1800. another big number, historically the series, home team wins 77% of the time. >> put your money on boston. >> there you go. patriots tom brady and gazelise dress up as the cowardly lion and dorothy. and coach belichick and made done that. fiery motorcycle crash in new zealand. racers collide.
a fire starts, but no injuries. >> i'm sure a lot of bumps and bruises. an annual tradition got messy in ohio. first participants would simply roll pumpkins down a hill, but it became an all out pumpkin smashing over the years. police cut the tradition short after 45 minutes and made several arrests. the tradition was deemed dangerous. one participant slipped on the hill which was covered in pumpkin guts. and now for a look tat our halloween forecast. >> big umbrella maybe needed. it will be warm, but wet. big storm actually could be a dangerous storm over the next country he will days. severe weather today outbreak, damaging wind, large hail possibly anywhere there in yellow. includes much of eastern kansas, much of oklahoma and central texas including there is fodall worth. and the line of storms will push east on halloween. we're talking all the way slight risk of severe storms from
southern ohio, indiana, all the way down through louisville, nashville, memphis, little rock, shreveport, jackson, mississippi, into central louisiana. so a lot of areas dodging these storms right on halloween. this morning we have rain through kentucky, west virginia, virginia, bring your umbrella with you. and it will rain hard in texas today and later tonight up into areas of missouri and arkansas. we're talking two, lee inthree . so a deluge. so once again, some areas -- one town in indiana is telling people let's trick or treat on friday night instead. >> this is why halloween should be during summer. we have to get that changed. >> petition. >> we'll get it going. coming up, chris brown heads to rehab. one woman's halloween crusade to deny candy to obese trick-or-treaters. plus a $40,000 extortion plot over this super bowl ring.
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other stories making news this morning. chris brown has checked himself into a rehab facility following his arrest in washington, d.c. last weekend for allegedly punching another man. brown's rep says his goal is to gainand insight into his past and recent behavior. ray kelly faced a tough crowd tuesday during a lecture on policing at brown university in providence. student protesters are seen thoughts and booing over the nypd stop and frisk program and its intelligence gathering. the associated press has uncovered evidence that russia has broken its zero waste pledge promising that the sochi olympics would be the cleanest games ever. the a.p. says tons of waste is
being 2ku6r78dumped in a protec zone. and this 1972 super bowl ring was reported stolen 20 years ago and two weeks ago, he got a call from a guy saying he'd sell him the ring for $40,000. it was later found and returned to the dallas cowboy. you might recall this scene from a christmas story when he gets his tongue stuck to a flag pole. the indiana up to the story is based on has immortalized the moment with a bronze statue. coming up in scrambled politics, kanye west disses the first lady and president while propping up kim. that and the best political buzz of the morning is all just ahead. and after your first look at business, we turn to seema mody. good morning. >> well, futures are higher after the dow hit a record high
on tuesday. investors are anticipating the federal reserve will hold off on reducing its stimulus programs when it wraps up its meeting today amid concerns about the economy and budget fight in washington. speaking of the fed, senator rand paul has told majority leader harry reid he plans to hold up january he yellen's nomination to be fed chairman. he wants the senate to consider a bill to increase the transparency of the fed. and we could be facing a wine shortage in the coming years. morgan stanley cites decreasing production and demand stays pretty constant. >> terrible. thanks so much. holiday a-listers are lining up to give mitch mcconnell a heave-ho. [ female announcer ] you tweeted, posted and cheered
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same sex wedding. and that is this morning's dish of scrambled politics. joining me now is aaron b k blik. i want to start with the obama care hearings on capitol hill. when it comes to all of the problems we've seen, who is to blame and what consequences should there be if any? >> there is quite the blame game going on right now. it's interesting to see in advance of the hearing today with kathleen sebelius testifying, there came out a report yesterday from one of the leading contractors on the website, c fwchlgi, which basic said they had warned the administration of significant severe problems about a month before the website launched and said that those problems cooperate be te couldn't be tested in time. so naturally it will be a matter of the government blaming contractors and contractors blaming the government.
and i expect secretary sebelius will be asked about all the goings on in the month before this website went live at the hearing today. >> let's turn now to nsa spying on foreign leaders. we heard clapper compare the outrage to casablanca. do you think these revelations will have any real effect on the relationship with our allies? >> the question is whether there really is hard feelings here. i thought clapper's testimony was really interesting in that he basically was unapologetic about. he said these people spy on us and we spy on them and that's how the game is played. the question is whether it went a little bit too far by potentially monitoring and reportedly monitoring leaders like angela merkel of some very significant allies and whether that actually changes our relationships with those countries going forward. if those countries do feel like they have been wronged, if it's gone too far, that's where it starts being a big deal. the question is whether they actually feel that way or whether they're just expressing some kind of outrage over
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>> i just stare right at their eyes and creep them out. wouldn't that be worse if everyone was just staring at you at your face? >> worse than what, bill? >> i don't know. >> that should be my obvious study of the day. >> exactly. i'm starting with a story out of north dakota. a little bit of controversy here. a woman in fargo hasdy that had when overweight children come to her house to trick or treat, she will give them a letter that is supposed to be for their parents saying that children who are overweight should not be begging for candy. let's take a listen to what she told a radio station. >> i just want to send a message to the parents of kids that are really overweight i think it's just really irresponsible of parents to send them out being aing for looking for free candy just because all the other kids are doing. >> this woman needs help. this is awful.
imagine if the kids can read, imagine the impact. is she doing body fat member measurements to decide? this is terrible. >> just give them an apple. >> absolutely. give them all apples if you're so opposed to candy. >> she'll be wiping the egg off her car in the morning. >> richard, you have a hot sauce debate? >> they make so much hot sauce at this factory in los angeles. have you used this before? >> i love it. >> and the city which sits right at the base of a mountain range about 30 minutes outside of l.a. is suing the factory saying stop making because residents are having their throats irritated, their eyes are irritated, they can't think, they have headaches. so a big component is garlic. it sits right by that mountain range. probably hovers the smell. >> air can be very stagnant. >> are you going to take us out with your video? >> yeah, who wouldn't want to
buy a car from this guy. this guy has the moves. doesn't look like he had the moves. >> love it. >> this is in alabama. >> if you can't trust a car salesman who dances like that, who can you trust. this is "first look". stay tuned, "way too early" starts right now. plans and intentions of foreign leaders would be important for the united states to know? >> that's a hearty paren kral. as long as i've been in the intelligence business, 50 years, leadership intentions in whatever form that is expressed is kind of a basic tenant of what we are to collect and analyze. >> director of national intel again intelligence basically says wake up, everybody has been doing it for years. and how cool is the new pope? well, a little boy interrupts him and he just rolls with it.